Launch of the "Recipe Book for Flexibilisation of Coal-based Power Plants"

On 16 October 2020, a webinar on the "Transition Towards Coal Based Flexible Power Generation in India" was organised by USAID under its Greening the Grid (GTG) initiative supported by Indo-German Energy Forum. Shri Vivek Kumar Dewangan, Add. Secretary, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India and Co-Chair of the Subgroup 1 under the Indo-German Energy Forum honoured the participants with his Special Address on the importance of increased flexibility of the power system through flexibilisation of generation assets already existent in the country. Mr. Ramesh Babu, Director Power Plant Operations at NTPC Ltd. and Head of the IGEF Task Force Flexibility assured the commitment given by the largest power generator of India. One highlight of the event was the launch of the "Recipe book for flexibilisation of coal-based power plants" by Ing. Anjan Kumar Sinha, a well known Indian expert in the topic. The book shall serve as a guide for thermal power plant operators interested in making their power plants fit and valuable for a renewable energy oriented future. It has been prepared based on the insights gained through a series of pilot studies, test runs and operational experiences in Indian coal-fired power plants and can indeed be seen as the most practical guide available for power plant operators in India who wish to form an essential part in the ongoing energy transition towards a greener electricity supply for India.

The report is available for download here.